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Community Child Care Association’s blog for early childhood educators

Cute little child drinking milk

Question: Are progressive meal times a good idea? How do we know if it’s right for our service?

Answer: Start small to see if it works for you

Whatever your service type, progressive meals are a wonderful way for children to have more choice and freedom in…


Teacher and children at meal time

Question: At mealtimes, a lot of children are refusing to eat the main meal, so educators are requesting sandwiches be prepared for them instead. How can we create a menu where all children are at least eating some of the main meals?

Answer: There are a few strategies you could try

  1. Offer a variety of foods. If you are having chicken and vegetables for lunch, ensure the vegetables are not…

Is it wrong for educators to use the word ‘kids’?

Question: Is it wrong for educators to use the word ‘kids’?

Answer: Choose professional language to foster a culture of respect

Children use the word ‘kids’ when they talk about ‘other kids’, and adults use it when talking about ‘their kids’,…


Child inside a tepee

Question: Is it ok to use tepees, or is this cultural appropriation?

Answer: It depends

Like every other decision we make in early childhood education and care, choosing whether it is right to use a tepee…


iStock - Boy in reflective jacket

Question: Should children wear high-vis vests on excursions?

Answer: It depends on your ‘why’

Many educators feel more comfortable using high-vis on excursions, and that’s okay. But when it comes to child…